Mother's Day is about celebrating the laughter and tears that come with being a mom... the sweetest of kisses and the moments that have us running for mom advice! Mother's Day also conjures the wildly popular Listen to Your Mother show. Directors and producers from 24 cities share what they've learned about motherhood.

Listen to your mother logoListen to Your Mother is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day. The brain and heart work of national director Ann Imig, Listen to Your Mother started in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 and this year 24 cities are bringing stories of motherhood — the good, the bad, the sad and the ridiculous — to their local stages! The premise is simple: A stage, a podium and words. Women and men, mothers and not, read their stories of motherhood on stage and the result is a heart-warming and side-splitting journey that rarely leaves a dry eye in the audience. Is there a Listen to Your Mother show in your city this year? Find out below and take your friends, your husband, your partner, your daughter, your mother or your grandmother to a truly unique celebration of Mother's Day! Local producers and directors from all 24 cities share their show dates and lessons of motherhood below!

Listen to Your Mother 2013

At a national level, Listen to Your Mother is carefully — and tirelessly — puzzle pieced by Ann Imig, Stephanie Precourt and Deb Rox.

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Ann says, "A favorite piece of parenting advice comes from my mom: Sometimes an ice cream cone makes a good lunch. It's easy to get so bogged down in the minutia of the rules of modern mothering, that I lose perspective. It's good to let everyone off the hook once in awhile — especially myself."

I want there to be more good parts than bad. And I really don't want to mess this up.

Stephanie says, "I'm always learning and focusing on what will my kids remember most about me as they grow up? I want there to be more good parts than bad. And I really don't want to mess this up. This is always on my mind!"

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